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					                                                Renee McElhaney
                                      8506 West Gregory Street ◘ Chicago, Illinois 60656
                                        (773) 991-9899 (cell) ◘ (773) 693-4389 (home)
                                                 e-mail: renee@uicalumni.org



___________________________________ EDUCATION ___________________________________
DE PAUL UNIVERSITY                                                                          January 2005 to date
GPA: 3.8/4.0 (44.0 GRADUATE HOURS COMPLETED, GRADUATING JUNE 2008 WITH MS)               MAJOR: COMPUTER SCIENCE
GPA: 4.0/4.0 (28.0 UNDERGRADUATE PREREQUISITE HOURS COMPLETED)             EXPECTED MS GRADUATION DATE: JUNE 2008

COMPLETED A CERTIFICATE PROGRAM IN LOCAL AREA NETWORKS                                                            Fall 2000
10 QUARTER HOURS CLASS GPA: 4.0/4.0                                                            MAJOR: LOCAL AREA NETWORKS

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO
GRADUATE COLLEGE, GPA: 4.0/4.0                                                                        Various times
GRADUATED WITH A CERTIFICATE IN BIOINFORMATICS (5/07), CURRENTLY TAKING ADDITIONAL FUNDED COURSE(S)   01/06 to 08/08
FROM THE UIC COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND CHICAGO TECHNOLOGY PARK'S BITMAP PROGRAM              MAJOR: BIOINFORMATICS
AWARDED: OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE FROM BITMAP GRADUATES SPRING 2007

BITMAP IS A GRADUATE CREDIT, BIOINFORMATICS CERTIFICATION PROGRAM TAUGHT THRU THE DEPARTMENT OF BIOENGINEERING AT UIC,
WITH A FULL TUITION SCHOLARSHIP PROVIDED BY THE CHICAGO TECHNOLOGY PARK AND A GRANT FROM THE US DEPARTMENT OF LABOR.

COLLEGE: LAS                                                                                                 Various times

COLLEGES: LAS & HONORS                                                                                       B.S. May 1992
TRANSFER GPA: 4.7/5.0                                                                          September 1988 to May 1992
UIC GPA: 4.3/5.0                                                                           MAJOR: BIOLOGY/MINOR: CHEMISTRY

From time to time, I have taken classes at various places. This is a general but not complete listing.

LEARNING TREE INTERNATIONAL                                                                                 November 1999
2 SEMESTER HOURS GPA (PASS/FAIL): PASS                                                     MAJOR: HANDS-ON PC CONFIGURATION
COURSE: 145 CERTIFICATION OF COMPLETION                                                                  & TROUBLESHOOTING

TRITON COLLEGE                                                                       A.S./A.S. (Double major) May 1988
RIVER GROVE, ILLINOIS                                                      MAJORS: COMPUTER SCIENCE (BUSINESS) & SCIENCE
Graduated with High Honors

WRIGHT COLLEGE                                                                                               Various times
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS



____________________AWARDS AND PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS ____________________
Clubs and Associations as a graduate student: Phi Kappa Phi, Golden Key International Honour Society, Upsilon Pi Epsilon,
Association for Computing Machinery and A.A.A.I.

Clubs and Associations as an undergraduate: Beta, Beta, Beta, Golden Key National Honor Society (past Secretary), Phi
Theta Kappa and IVCF (past Secretary). Member of UIC Honors College.

Scholarships: 2008 Google Workshop for Women Engineers, Grace Hopper Women in Computing Scholarship 2006, BiTmaP, UIC
Scholarship Association Award and tuition waivers for select courses.

Awards: Outstanding Individual Performance of BiTmaP graduates from Spring 2007; Caught-In-The-Act, UIC Hospital Award for
going beyond the call of duty to help patients and/or staff.
                                                     Renee McElhaney
                                                             (continued)

__________________________________ PUBLICATIONS__________________________________

McElhaney, Renee; Raicu, Daniela; and Furst, Jacob. 6. Advancements in Microarray Image Processing Techniques. Catalyzing
Collaboration Between Industry and Academia in the Life Sciences. March 28, 2008.

McElhaney, Renee; Baggio, Daniel Lelis; Lin, Simon; Fu, Dong; Du, Pan; and Kibbe, Warren. 4. An Embedded Entrez Database for
Genomics Data Integration and Statistical Data Mining. Fifth Annual CBC Symposium. Illinois Science and Technology Park, Skokie,
IL. October 19, 2007.

McElhaney, Renee; Baggio, Daniel Lelis; Lin, Simon; Fu, Dong; Du, Pan; and Kibbe, Warren. I15: An Embedded Entrez Database for
Genomics Data Integration and Statistical Data Mining. 1st Annual Midwest Symposium on Computational Biology & Bioinformatics.
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. October 6, 2007. (Abstract).

McElhaney, Renee; Angulo, David Sigfredo; Frank, Ed; Siwamutita, Paiboon; Stejerean, Cosmin. Developing MSLauncher as Analysis
Tool. Proceedings of the Midwest Software Engineering Conference/DePaul CTI Research Symposium. Chicago, IL. April 29, 2006.
(Abstract, Poster).
                                                    ____________________
                                                    WORKS IN PROGRESS

McElhaney, Renee and Raicu, Daniela. Advancements in Microarray Image Processing Techniques and Analysis

McElhaney, Renee; Lin, Simon; Fu, Dong; Baggio, Daniel Lelis; Du, Pan; and Kibbe, Warren. An Embedded Entrez Database for
Genomics Data Integration and Statistical Data Mining

Nadereh, J.; Kibbe, Warren A.; McElhaney, Renee; Zhu, Julie; Lin, Simon M. Recommended Data Collection Practice for Illumina
Microarrays: A Life Cycle Management Approach to Omics Data



_______________________________ COMPUTER_SKILLS_________________________________
CLASSES COMPLETED/LANGUAGES USED:                        Java, C++, C, VISUAL BASIC, PASCAL, PL/I, ML, Perl,
                                                         HTML&ASP.NET
OPERATING SYSTEMS USED:                                  UNIX/Linux, DOS, WINDOWS, Novell (4.11 & 5.01)
SOFTWARE USED:                                           SAS, R, Bioconductor, MATLAB, Lutefisk, BLAST, FASTA (Genebank),
                                                         LABCAT (online collection of toxicology data such as body weights, organ
                                                         weights and clinical pathology), Weka, Qwiknet, WordPerfect Office Suites (5.1
                                                         through 10.0), Dreamweaver, TextPad, Microsoft Office (97, 2000, 2003 &
                                                         2007), Word and Excel for the Mac, FileNET, Lotus 1-2-3, Lotus Freelance
                                                         Plus, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, DBMS Copy, MSA (payroll), and the
                                                         EOS (Electronic Ordering System) at UIC.



__________________________________EMPLOYMENT __________________________________
                     This does not include all part-time employment or employment before July 1990.

Student Developer, Google Summer of Code Program                                                   05/07 to 08/07
GOOGLE, INC., MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA
MENTOR: NORTHWESTERN’S ROBERT H. LURIE COMPREHENSIVE CANCER CENTER, BIOINFORMATICS DEPARTMENT, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

Responsibilities: Writing papers, creating tutorials, testing code, writing perl code, and creating an embedded Entrez Gene database.

Graduate Assistant (Winter 2007 to date)/Grader (Fall 2006)                                                              09/06 to date
DEPAUL UNIVERSITY, CHICAGO ILLINOIS

Responsibilities: Grading homework for different classes—Algorithms / Personal Computing / JAVA / Artificial Intelligence.
                                                      Renee McElhaney
                                                              (continued)

Internet Researcher                                                                                                       11/04 to 01/05
FURST STAFFING (TEMP AGENCY), CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
FIRM: HIGHBEAM RESEARCH, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

Responsibilities: Looking up html links, if not current, sent letter requesting webmaster to update links.

Contracts’ Administrator                                                                                                  08/03 to 10/04
SSA GLOBAL, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

Responsibilities: Prepare sales contracts for scanning by retrieving, un-stapling, filling out cover sheets, copying forms, computer
generating certain cover sheets, re-filing, computer indexing of reports and checking FileNet for previous scans.


Research Specialist (Assistant Network Manager)                                                                           04/98 to 11/02
HEALTH RESEARCH AND POLICY CENTERS, SPH
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO (M/C 275)

Responsibilities: Computer software support, network support, installation of various software programs, development of macros to
automate letterhead, memo and fax sheets designed specifically for HRPCs, selecting and ordering of computers, other hardware, and
software. Supported (~150) users on questions related to hardware and software issues. Set up new network accounts, assigned access
rights on the network, installed Eudora (a mail program) for new users. Set up and relocated equipment, workstations and printers.
Replaced, repaired or sent out for repair broken hardware. Wrote column for the HRPC’s quarterly newsletter. Backup of files and
restoring of same. Maintenance of HRPC’s website. Scanning various documents. Creation of invitations.

Research Specialist (Administrative Secretary)                                                                            11/92 to 04/98
PEDIATRIC CARDIOLOGY
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO (M/C 856)

Responsibilities: Transcription of echocardiographic reports, medical reports, letters, tests and cardiac catheterization reports; billing;
ordering of supplies; balancing of accounts, hiring and supervising of student employees, answering phones, scheduling of appointments
(both patient and doctors) and helping out in clinic by checking in patients, verifying insurance, and getting referrals. Award: Caught-in-
the-Act (UIC-Hospital award for going beyond the call of duty to help patients and/or personnel).

Lab Assistant                                                                                                             09/91 to 12/92
MICROBIOLOGY & IMMUNOLOGY
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO

Responsibilities: Organized library, retrieved journal articles, cleaned lab and glassware, prepared pipette tips, made media and assisted
post-doc.

Office Assistant                                                                                                          08/90 to 12/92
PHARMACOLOGY/TRL
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO

Responsibilities:   Typing proposals, getting signatures, entering data into LABCAT, preparing equipment for necropsies, and
proofreading.

___________________________________REFERENCES __________________________________

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